European Commission case handler enriches our Sixth Formers’ knowledge about the EU

Last Friday our Sixth Formers were lucky enough to receive a visit from Borja Alcaraz, case handler at the European Commission in Brussels, who gave a very inspiring talk about the European Union.

His 90-minute motivational presentation consisted of three parts, namely:

  • The European Union, its foundations, some of its milestones and challenges ahead;
  • What’s in it for ELIS students? Academic, professional and personal development opportunities
  • Questions & Answers

As we aim to provide our Sixth Formers the best foundation to face their further studies, we aspire to build a shared community understanding of our own cultural identity, challenging our students to value difference. Our commitment to instilling the values, attitudes and behaviours of responsible global citizens further contributes to our students’ own wellbeing and development whilst enabling them to positively impact on others.

Undoubtedly, being EU citizens offers an amazing range of personal and professional opportunities to our students. Having the collaboration of a such prestigious professional not only contributes to enriching our students’ knowledge about this institution, but also provides a motivating first-hand experience of the multiple benefits of an international approach in our children’s education.


SPEAKER: Borja Alcaraz Riaño works as a case handler at the European Commission in Brussels since February 2019. In addition, he also serves as a part-time lecturer in EU Law at UOC (Barcelona). Previously, he worked as Senior Legal Consultant at Deloitte’s Public sector group, assisting EU Agencies. Other prior assignments include clerking for the EFTA Court´s President (Luxembourg) and training as EU Lawyer in the Brussels offices of PharumLegal LLP and Cuatrecasas. Borja holds an LL.M. in EU Law (College of Europe, Bruges) and a Master’s Degree in Law from Complutense University, Madrid.